Month: November 2009

SEX! (And now that we've got your attention…)

SEX! Now that we’ve got your attention, Painted Lips and Lolly Licks: The Sexy Film Festival returns to the Mayfair Feb 13, and we want to show your movie! Any film that explores themes of sex, romance or the erotic is eligible, provided it’s: 10 minutes or

Old seats. New home.

Remember back in December of ’08 when we tore all the old seats out of the Mayfair and put in the brand new (to us) seats we have today? We sold nearly all of the original seats, and here’s where a few of them ended up:

What's the matter? Everything.

The Mayfair isn’t just a place for people who love movies – it’s a place for people who make them, too. That’s why,  Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 PM, our Filmmakers in Attendance Screening Series welcomes high school teachers-turned filmmakers Enrico Lappano and Olga Antzoulatos, who will introduce and discuss

Tonight terror is on the menu!

Low budget indie horror has a long and storied history in film. There are endless examples, some of them successful, some of them legendary. Whether it’s Roger Corman or Lloyd Kaufman. Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween. Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activities. Ottawa as a city itself

VOTE!!

The Mayfair has been nominated in two categories in the ‘Best of Ottawa 09 Readers Poll’ in the X-Press. Hence, now I will shamelessly ask everyone to take a moment, link over to their website, and vote for us as ‘best alternative to a multiplex’ and ‘best film festival’

You should(n't) have gone before we left!

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But when you’re watching a movie, how do you time your bathroom break so you don’t miss anything good? That’s the question the people behind RunPee.com set out to answer, and answer it they did, with a website (and now an

STOP LANSDOWNE MALL!

The next time you visit the Mayfair, you may notice something other than a movie listed on our marquee. It’s a web address: StopLansdowneMall.ca We’ve been pretty vocal in our opposition to the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (formerly known as Lansdowne Live). And now, we’d like to ask you

Christine Conradt, j'accuse!

Tonight (Nov 4) at 9 pm, the Mayfair presents the Ottawa premiere of Accused at Seventeen. Directed by Doug Campbell, the plot of Accused at Seventeen runs something like this (according to what we wrote in this month’s schedule, at least): After a prank goes horribly wrong,

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